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13 Addons iTunes Users should Know About

Aibek Esengulov 07-03-2008

iTunes Addons iTunes is not the best or even one of the faster music players out there but it is definitely one of the most popular ones. If you’re using iTunes as your primary music player then here are some addons to improve your iTunes experience. On the other hand, if your iPod is the only reason you keeping it then check out some equally good alternatives in our iPod Tools 50 Free Tools to Make Your iPod Better and ... Read More roundup.


(1) iTunes Sync – Sync iTunes with other MP3 players

iTunes Sync - Synchronize iTunes with other MP3 players

Here is something for those who use iTunes but not an iPod. iTunes Sync is a Windows only program that lets you sync iTunes with any other MP3 player, regardless of what brand it is. For similar Mac alternative see iTuneMyWalkman.

(2) iTunes Library Updater – Sync iTunes with any Folder(s)

The iTunes Library Updater gives you the freedom to sync iTunes with music folders of your choice. Tell the app which folders you want to monitor and it will add them to iTunes library, and sync all the changes that you make to them. In other words, if you add a new file to one of the folders it will also appear in your iTunes library. Works both with music and video files.


(3) Nutsie – Access your iTunes Library remotely [No Longer Available]

I have already mentioned Nutsie in Sync tools for office workers 10 Sync Tools every Office Worker Should Know About Read More . Nutsie takes your iTunes library file and creates an online copy of it. At the end, you will be ble to access your music library from any web enabled PC or mobile phone.

(4) Foxy Tunes – Control iTunes from your Browser

Control iTunes Directly from the browser


Do you listen to music while browsing web? FoxyTunes allows you to control almost any media player (incl. iTunes) directly from the browser toolbar. Apart from standard buttons such as play, pause, volume controls etc, you also get one click access to lyrics search, artist bios, album art and so on. Works both with Fierfox and Internet Explorer.

(5) Moody – Organize your Music by Mood


This little iTunes addon lets you easily organize your music by mood. You can create shuffle mixes based purely on the “feel” rather than genre. Although it takes a little effort to tag your tracks it’s really worth it. See Moody video demo here.


(6) G Force – iTunes visualizer

G-Force is a really cool visualizer that works with most of the popular music players, including iTunes. I am not really sure about what you get with the paid version but the free one is pretty good as well. It starts with the GForce Premium ad but that disappears in about 5-10 seconds.

(7) Playlist Vault – Backup Playlists

Backup iTunes playlists


Quick online backup and recovery service for your iTunes playlists. Playlist Vault will NOT backup music files but only your playlists so that you can recover them later in case they are accidentally erased.

(8) Bit-tunes (Top Albums) – Donwload ‘Top 100’ albums

Bit-tunes is a continuously updated source that lists torrents for ‘Top 100’ music albums from the iTunes Music Store.

(9) iGain (Windows)

iGain is one of a kind addon that computes the overall loudness for each track in your music library and then adjusts the track’s volume so that your tracks or albums appear to play at approximately the same volume. No need to constantly adjust the volume of your PC when switching from track to track.

(10) iSproggler (Windows) / iSproggler (Mac) – iTunes addons for

In case you’re on, these two lightweight addons can send iTunes playing information to your account. You can learn more about Using to Improve your Audiovascular Fitness Read More here.

(11) [NO LONGER WORKS] TheFilter – Automatic Playlist Generator

If you have thousands of songs and need a smart app to generate playlists then try TheFilter. It’s quick and fully automated. In their own words : “Our Advanced Recommendation Technology makes great playlists quickly and easily from your music collection.”

(12) [NO LONGER WORKS] SimplifyMedia – Share iTunes Library

Share your iTunes Music Library with friends

Conveniently share your music library with friends and let them stream your songs from wherever they are. You don’t have to be on the same network. Similarly you can access and stream music from friends.

(13) Other cool stuff

That’s about it… As always, if there is something out there that I missed let me know in comments.

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  1. Hindi Radio
    January 1, 2010 at 8:33 am

    itunes is definitely the best

  2. jak
    September 13, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    GimmeSomeTune is great as well. Let's you scrobble songs to as well as control iTunes playing while not using. Plus, it fetches album art and lyrics for currently playing songs. It also notifies you of the currently playing song

  3. Santana
    January 3, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Hi. Good site.

  4. Jon
    June 6, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    just wanted to update # 3, nuTsie. We have just released a direct add-on to iTunes - called sideTunes; it seemlessly mixes NEW songs into your playlists and library. Great for discovering new music.

  5. Jacob
    March 15, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    One really cool app that i like is called mytunes redux. it lets users who are on the same network not only stream other music but also download tunes they really enjoy so they can put them on their ipod to take with them.

    • Aibek
      March 19, 2008 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks, there is also Mojo.

  6. paul
    March 10, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    This is an excellent list. Thank you for including Simplify Media!

  7. Jon
    March 9, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Thank you for ranking iTunes Sync #1 - very nice! Foxy Tunes is also one of my favourite iTunes addons, I can't live without it.

  8. miike
    March 8, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    iconcertcal is awsome! Even the smaller bands in my itunes are found. Might be regional but works great in D.C.

    • Renee
      March 10, 2008 at 2:54 pm

      yeah it's phenomenal for NYC. It's hard to keep up with all of the shows here.

      • Aibek
        March 19, 2008 at 1:56 pm

        Thanks a lot. Any ideas if it's US only? I am leaving in Europe so I need something that works here as well.

  9. Joseph Driscoll
    March 8, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    I have been using Foxytunes for a while now and swear by it. Setting up media player keboards is a pain, but Foxytunes makes all of those extra keyboard buttons useless.

    As a side note, what media player(s) would someone recoment outside of iTunes or WMP?

    • Aibek
      March 19, 2008 at 1:55 pm

      It very much depends on what youare looking for. Are you looking for something highly customizable? Fast? Fancy?

  10. Renee
    March 8, 2008 at 9:35 am

    This was a damn good post. Very useful! I will be spending my afternoon adding some of this stuff.
    One great plug-in that I use is iConcertCal. It monitors your music library and generates a personalized calendar of upcoming concerts in your city. Very cool for someone addicted to music and concerts.

  11. Shankar Ganesh
    March 8, 2008 at 9:24 am

    I'm an iTunes fan myself.

    A lot of people whom I've known don't like iTunes at all. But I love it. The kind of integration with iTunes store is one thing I love. Podcasts can be easily download, and well organized.

    Moody addon is too cool. I'll check it out.


  12. Brainiac
    March 8, 2008 at 6:51 am

    Hey, the SimplifyMedia one is awesome. I am sharing my iTunes library with people outside my state.